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Alps Touchpad not functional on Dell Inspiron 15R

asked 2013-04-28 00:10:20 -0500

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updated 2014-01-17 00:18:10 -0500

My Alps Touchpad is detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron 15R; therefore two finger scrolling and other touchpad features are disabled. Does anybody know detailed instructions to patch the kernel (if necessary) in Fedora 18? I found this http://www.dahetral.com/public-download_alps-psmouse-dlkm-for-3-2-and-3-5_view (I can't post links) but I am having trouble installing.

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.9-200.fc18.x86_64 (x86_64)
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answered 2014-01-17 00:04:34 -0500

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Today I rebooted my computer (after a accumulating some updates in the last days) with Fedora 20, and... tahrah... touchpad worked as supposed!!, even touchpad settings are available. Two finger scrolling, natural scrolling, everything. Finally an update that I needed.

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Works out of the box in Fedora 21 as well.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2014-12-21 10:42:28 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-04-28 11:16:24 -0500

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Hi,

Unfortunately for news Alps Touchpad is quite difficult make the drives for Linux kernel, the best place to follow development of ALPS v4 (thought) is :

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45201 and linux-input@vger.kernel.org mailing list,

Once this drives enter in upstream kernel, you have your problem fixed, because you may ask by opening a bugzilla bug to Fedora kernel team, to patch Fedora kernel with the upstream patch.

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+1, thanks. People report psmouse/alps-1.3 to be working in Ubuntu, I get this error when following the instructions in Fedora 18, Error! Build of psmouse.ko failed for: 3.8.9-200.fc18.x8664 (x8664)

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-04-28 22:03:46 -0500 )edit

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